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We are Gudrún Ásdís and Tjörvi a couple from little Iceland. We want to give you the possibility to enjoy this great natural wool. You can read more about the wool below.

We also run the store www.gastu.etsy.com where we sell Icelandic fishleather, both as material and ready made product. Guðrún is the designer of the products and she calls herself Gastu which represent the first letter in her name.

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On www.theicelandicwool.etsy.com you can find the very best Icelandic pure wool from Ístex:
❥Lightwool: The most popular wool in Iceland. It produces garments that are comfortable to wear indoors or outdoors.

❥Einband/Lodband: It's used for knitting or crocheting shawls, scarves and other very…

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  • Born on March 4
  • Joined February 11, 2009

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Wool, leather, fishleather

About

We are Gudrún Ásdís and Tjörvi a couple from little Iceland. We want to give you the possibility to enjoy this great natural wool. You can read more about the wool below.

We also run the store www.gastu.etsy.com where we sell Icelandic fishleather, both as material and ready made product. Guðrún is the designer of the products and she calls herself Gastu which represent the first letter in her name.

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On www.theicelandicwool.etsy.com you can find the very best Icelandic pure wool from Ístex:
❥Lightwool: The most popular wool in Iceland. It produces garments that are comfortable to wear indoors or outdoors.

❥Einband/Lodband: It's used for knitting or crocheting shawls, scarves and other very lightweight garments.

❥Plötulopi: Plötulopi is an unspun yarn so it's fragile to knit; however, due to the length of its fibres, it knits into a garment that is both sturdy and soft.

❥Álafoss Lopi: For warmer winter garments that breathes, this is the yarn.

❥Kemba: This wool is unspun and just perfect for spinning and felting.

✖All the Icelandic wool felts very well you can also read more about the wool in my additional policies.


Characteristics of the Icelandic wool

Unique in its composition, Icelandic wool consists of two types of fibres:
❥Inner fibres: Fine, soft, highly insulating.
❥Outer fibres: Long, glossy, water-repellent.
Together, these two distinctive fibres create a wool that is:
1)Lightweight: Lighter than most other wools, keeps you warm and comfortable.
2)Water-repellent: Repels rain and stays feeling dry.
3)Breathable: Moisture passes through the fibres away from the skin, keeping you dry and comfortable

❥❥Wool care instructions❥❥
Álafoss lopi, Ligthwool and Einband/Lodband (spun yarn): Hand wash only in lukewarm water (30°C/86°F). Soak the garment in the suds for about 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly in lukewarm water. Do not rub or wring but gently squeeze the liquid through the garment. If necessary, spin for about 1/2 minute to remove excess moisture. Dry flat, smooth the garment out and pull gently into shape.

Plötulopi(unspun yarn): Garments knitted from Plötulopi are washed in the same way as garments knitted from Létt-Lopi, except when washed for the first time do not pre-soak the garment in the suds. Wash the garment by squeezing the suds through the knitwear then rinse thoroughly in lukewarm water.
Note: It is often enough to air a woollen garment thoroughly, rather than washing it.

Hope you will like the wool and don't hesitate to ask me if you have any question.

Thanks all for stopping by!
Gudrún & Tjörvi

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